- Allow users of technical aids (like screen readers) to easily identify the nature of the information provided in a table.
Use and fill in the HTML
caption element for each data table.
If necessary, use a
caption element hidden from the display.
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For each data table:
- Check the presence of the
captionelement. If this element is hidden from view using a CSS class, check that it remains accessible to screen readers;
- Check the relevance of the
captionelement which should make it possible to identify the kind of information provided by the table.
This check can be partially automated to check that the
caption title element is there, but checking its relevance must be done manually.